URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $11,791 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Coptic leader declines to join in Egypt's 'national dialogue'

Catholic World News - December 11, 2012

Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has declined an invitation from Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi to join in a "national dialogue," explaining that the Church is not a political institution.

President Morsi, whose move to assume sweeping new powers has provoked strong opposition, evidently wished to enlist Coptic leaders in his bid to negotiate a response to the country's political crisis.

Pope Tawadros replied that the proper role of the Orthodox Church is to pray for Egypt, and leave political bargains to political officials.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($67,814 to go):
$150,000.00 $82,186.12
45% 55%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: spledant7672 - Dec. 11, 2012 10:36 AM ET USA

    Glory to God for such a man - "for such a time as this..."

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Anatomy of Conversion 2 hours ago
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin 20 hours ago
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20
Light of the World: Morality vital, but mercy first November 19
Nuances of Leadership November 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days